* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
DESCRIPTION This unit introduces students to a range of approaches from media and cultural studies to examine the relationship between youth and the media. The unit is structured around three modules. The first examines theoretical approaches to youth and media. The second focuses on the representation of youth in news media and popular culture. The third module examines current issues such as the take-up of new media by youth.
Practical journalistic exercises also give students a critical understanding of the forces operating within these three areas and the impact of youth on a range of media forms and industries including, news, soap opera, popular music, film, reality TV, blogs, mobile phones, video gaming, and the Internet.
3500 word internal assignments (60%), two-hour exam (40%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Five contact hours fortnightly
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
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